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Pointyskull
04-03-12, 12:29 PM
I'm considering replacing my three-year old Sony BD player (which still works fine, but is only wi-fi ready and does not have any streaming options) with a new one that has wi-fi, Netflix/Amazon/Hulu streaming capability.

What's the go-to model/make these days on a BD player?

Or do I just go with a Roku box?

Is there a difference in streaming quality between BD players and a standalone box like a Roku?

TGM
04-03-12, 12:36 PM
I would keep your current BD player, and get a Roku 2 box.

TheBigDave
04-03-12, 06:12 PM
I would keep your current BD player, and get a Roku 2 box.

+1

Based on what I've seen, BD players don't take streaming too seriously. It's just an added feature. Get a Roku. Streaming is all they do, and they do it well.

Spiky
04-03-12, 08:00 PM
Thirded.

Oh, it's probably not streaming quality, it's app quality which would be better. Interface, not streaming resolution.

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
04-04-12, 11:14 AM
Get a PS3. The main things you can stream on Roku you can do on PS3 plus you can play a few games and watch blu-rays.

I own both but only use my roku when I have to.

milo bloom
04-06-12, 11:08 AM
After our PS3 broke and we decided we didn't want to replace it, we bought a Roku box for Netflix and Panasonic Bluray player for discs.

It's one instance where we're okay with it not being "all-in-one".